Fellows from the Cohort Year: 2020

­­­Medha Makhlouf

Associate Professor of Law & Medical-Legal Partnership Director
Carlisle, Pennsylvania

United States

Medha D. Makhlouf is the Elsie de R. and Samuel P. Orlando Distinguished Professor, associate professor of law, and the founding director of the Medical-Legal Partnership Clinic at Penn State Dickinson Law. She is also an assistant professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences at Penn State College of Medicine...

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­­­Gilberto Lopez

Assistant Professor & Social Scientist
Phoenix, Arizona

United States

Dr. Gilberto Lopez is a broadly trained social scientist with experience in mixed methods of research. He is particularly interested in identifying and addressing structural and cultural factors that pattern the unequal distribution of disease in racialized minority and rural populations...

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­­­Gabrielle Jackson

Clinical Social Worker
Washington, DC

United States

Gabrielle Jackson (she/her) is a clinical social worker, psychotherapist, and facilitator in the Washington DC metropolitan area. She has a passion for mental health, wellness, accessibility to resources, and collective healing, with an emphasis on Black immigrants and their families and communities...

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­­­Liam Hein

Associate Professor of Nursing
Columbia, South Carolina

United States

Dr. Liam C. Hein is an Associate Professor at the University of South Carolina, a nurse, and a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing. Dr. Hein’s work focuses on improving LGBTQ health equity through education, advocacy and health policy. He is a Senior Atlantic Fellow for Health Equity at George Washington Univ...

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­Kevin Heckman

Director of Product Development
Geneva, Illinois

United States

Kevin Heckman is the Director of Product Development in the medical education group at the American Medical Association in Chicago, Illinois. In this role, he works to identify and disseminate innovative approaches to medical education, working closely with the Accelerating Change in Medical Education consortium of 37 medical schools across the country...

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­­­Syed Mustafa H. Nadir

Chief Executive Officer & Communications Strategist


Syed Mustafa Nadir is the founder of Creative Frontiers and its subsidiaries Frontiers Animation and Frontiers Learning. Mustafa specializes in using media and animation for behavior change and is working on COVID related communications challenges with Stanford University, Last Mile Health, ASU, The World Bank, Brookings Institute, UNC and others...

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­­­Hyeladzira Garnvwa

Health Economist and Non-profit Leader


Hyeladzira Garnvwa is a Health Economist at the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) in Abuja, Nigeria. In this role, Hyeladzira is actively involved in policy research, development, and implementation for Results-Based Financing in health through the Nigeria State Health Investment Project)...

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­­­Abraham L.B. Freeman

Environmental Advocate


Abraham L. B. Freeman is a Global Atlantic Fellow, an emerging social entrepreneur, and the founder of Environmental Rescue Initiative – a community-based waste management organization that recycles plastic waste into usable materials, advocates against environmental pollution, and engages underserved communities to recognize environmental determinants of health...

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­­­Shubham Choudhary

Non-profit Leader


Shubham Choudhary is the Founder and CEO of Safe Access, a community-led, non-profit organization focused on enabling equitable healthcare for LGBTQ+ communities. At Safe Access, Shubham is working to reduce barriers to quality, safe and affirmative healthcare for the LGBTQ+ communities across India...

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­­­Monique Brown

Community Development Advocate
New Orleans, Louisiana

United States

Monique Elwood Brown has had a passion for creating healthy places and supporting equitable community development for almost 20 years. Monique serves as the Founder/Principal Consultant of Well Placed, LLC, where she works with health-based organizations and Community Development corporations (CDCs) to bridge the connection between health equity and the built environment...

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